For the second time in his two-year career, Josh Rosen could be packing his bags and heading to a new home.
Cameron Wolfe and Adam Schefter are reporting that the Dolphins have fielded trade inquiries.
While head coach Brian Flores hasn’t officially named his starter, all signs point to Ryan Fitzpatrick starting the year under center with rookie Tua Tagovailoa serving as the backup.
This leaves Rosen as the odd man out. The former top-10 pick has not had much success in his short stint in the NFL. In three starts last season, Rosen threw for 395 yards, a touchdown, an interception, and he was sacked 12 times.
Maybe the third team is the charm?
Xavien Howard “Trending in the Right Direction”
After being removed from the PUP/COVID list last week, cornerback Xavier Howard is “heading in the right direction,” according to Flores.
Howard suffered a knee injury in the Dolphins seventh game last season, thus ending his season. He was given a 5-year $75.25 million extension in May of last year.
Parker and Grant Expected to be Ready for Opener
The duo is expected to be ready for the Week 1 opener when the Dolphins travel to New England for a divisional showdown with the Patriots.
Parker had a break-out season last year catching 72 balls for 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns. The biggest stat was that he played in all 16 games for the first time in his young career.
Grant, like Howard, went on the injured reserve list last year when he suffered an ankle injury. Grant has appeared in 10 games in each of the previous two campaigns.
The Dolphins were trending in the right direction to end the season in 2019. After starting the season 0-7 and looking like no wins were in sight, Miami ended the season with a 5-11 record, winning three of their last five games, including their final two.
Miami has an outside chance at the now seemingly open AFC East with +800 odds. Flores is developing a football culture in South Beach and will look to improve upon the team’s success to end the 2019 season.
Can Fitzpatrick continue with his Fitzmagic and make some noise in the division? Time will only tell. The Dolphins may not win the division, but they will be a hard team to beat if the confidence remains intact.